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#4655711 - 02/04/18 10:28 AM Fumoto Valve?
WillB Offline


Registered: 07/31/10
Posts: 214
Loc: Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
Is anyone running a Fumoto valve on their vehicle? I’m pondering the low clearance one with locking clip for my Ram.

http://www.fumotousa.com/results.php?mak...d=1500+5.7L+V8+
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#4655725 - 02/04/18 10:37 AM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: WillB]
ARB1977 Offline


Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 5167
Loc: North Texas
Had one on my 2002 Toyota Tacoma for 8 years with no issues. The CRV has one as well. The 15 Tacoma won’t get one because there’s no skid plate to protect it.
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#4655732 - 02/04/18 10:42 AM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: WillB]
gman2304 Offline


Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 3047
Loc: n.c.
Lots of folks here have them and like them. Lots of folks here , like myself, have never felt the need to hasten along a task that takes only seconds from start to finish. Access to the drain plug might come into play, but I have never had a vehicle I couldn’t access the drain plug fairly easily.

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#4655750 - 02/04/18 10:59 AM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: WillB]
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 11920
Loc: NH
I change oil probably 8 or so times a year, and it's not a big enough issue for me to bother with this contraption. Looks cool though; maybe if I did hot oil changes I'd like it more.
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#4655777 - 02/04/18 11:17 AM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: WillB]
Icecube Offline


Registered: 09/04/11
Posts: 53
Loc: Canada
I have 4: 04 CRV, 07 Odyssey, 10 Infiniti and am installing another one on the 17 Pilot. Makes oil change very clean and easy. Never ever had any issues with any of them. BUT they are all positioned “horizontally” (I.e. they don’t stick “down”). So no issues or fear of being damaged.

But I will *not* use one on my Boxster because it would stick down, and I fear it would easily damage or get ripped off.

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#4655812 - 02/04/18 11:40 AM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: WillB]
Vuflanovsky Offline


Registered: 12/15/14
Posts: 1164
Loc: California
I've used them on three different vehicles with no issue. It can come down to placement and if there's a pan or cowl to protect it versus your comfort level with something that could potentially get up there and release the valve. On my vehicle, my feeling is that it would basically take something that would also take out the pan to open the Fumoto valve.

Personally, I wish the locking clip was also made out of brass or metal with a plastic insert than just plastic. That might be a bigger issue in Canada than where I am...so I might have them send me some extra clips and periodically check them.

The ease factor w/ the Fumoto is much more important to me than the time factor when using them but they're directly related.

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#4655848 - 02/04/18 12:05 PM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: WillB]
WhizkidTN Offline


Registered: 12/05/16
Posts: 482
Loc: E. Tennessee
I've run them on several different cars of mine over many years and they are great. Highly recommend them if they will fit with your application (and not all do). If I were installing new today, I'd look at the SX version for easier placement.
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#4655851 - 02/04/18 12:08 PM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: supton]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18836
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Originally Posted By: supton
I change oil probably 8 or so times a year, and it's not a big enough issue for me to bother with this contraption. Looks cool though; maybe if I did hot oil changes I'd like it more.


I tried them, none leaked but I didn't like the slow rate the oil came out. If I had a pan with iffy threads that had been re-threaded or was in some other way troublesome I would use it but otherwise no.
On an aluminum pan Honda it is a good idea to use one IMHO, these pans are known to strip without too much provocation.
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#4655944 - 02/04/18 01:36 PM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: WillB]
Rat407 Offline


Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 1428
Loc: North Carolina
Have one on my 2002 Silverado for the past 16yrs no issues. Love the fact that I can pull it up on ramps after an hour drive on the interstate and just flip the lever and not get super hot oil on my hand. Drains fast enough for me especially when you drain it hot like that.
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#4655949 - 02/04/18 01:45 PM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: gman2304]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2731
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: gman2304
Lots of folks here have them and like them. Lots of folks here , like myself, have never felt the need to hasten along a task that takes only seconds from start to finish. Access to the drain plug might come into play, but I have never had a vehicle I couldn’t access the drain plug fairly easily.


Its not like you don't have to crawl under the car to get to the Fumoto Valve but then think of all the other time its going to save you for say 5 or 6 more things you can get done that day.
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#4655955 - 02/04/18 01:54 PM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: WillB]
xxch4osxx Offline


Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 2601
Loc: Cedarbrae, Ontario
I have one on my '15 Ram and love it.
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#4655956 - 02/04/18 01:54 PM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: WillB]
Richie Online   content


Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 285
Loc: Valencia, CA
I've never used one but have contemplated installing one on my vehicles.

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#4655960 - 02/04/18 01:56 PM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: WillB]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21180
Loc: Orlando, FL
Over 300K miles on my vehicles and zero problems. thumbsup
I even installed one on my company vehicle. approved

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#4655983 - 02/04/18 02:10 PM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: WillB]
Vuflanovsky Offline


Registered: 12/15/14
Posts: 1164
Loc: California
The reason I bought a Fumoto in the first place was an access issue that took me longer to just get the rear-facing, recessed plug off than it did to drain the oil, put on a filter, replace oil and test it. Easier than faster will always rule the day for me...but it's especially nice when they become one and the same.

On my current vehicle, there's no access issue but it's cleaner, faster, and much more direct and predictable in its operation. Faster is only one benefit...but if you combine faster with oil flow going where it's supposed to go that means I rarely have the type of clean-up I usually had with a drain plug. Depending on the container, I don't even have to jack up the car....as there's no need to cover for the arc of a wrench.

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#4655999 - 02/04/18 02:28 PM Re: Fumoto Valve? [Re: WillB]
NormanBuntz Offline


Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 2121
Loc: Outer Banks, NC
I think they are a good time saver for the $26 to $30 that they cost. Get the one with a nipple and a simple poly hose attaches easily to neatly take the oil where you want it to go. I've used them in an M35, an Outback and a Ridgeline. On my M35 the Fumoto saves me from having to remove 18 bolts on the splash shield.
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